Careers advice

Whether you're just starting out on the employment ladder, looking for that next big career move or trying to improve your work-life balance, we can help you get where you want.

Searching for jobs

Don’t take a stab in the dark with your next application. Make your job hunting more efficient with our comprehensive tips.

Careers advice | 5 min read
What should NZ job hunters expect from 2021?

A panel of experts provide their thoughts on how the NZ job market will look in 2021.

Careers advice | 4 min read
What do employers look for software engineers? Tips from Trade Me's Head of Engineering

Some advice from our Head of Engineering.

Careers advice | 3 min read
How long does it take to hear back from a job application?

Waiting to hear back from a job application? Here are some of the time frames you can expect at different stages.

Writing your CV and cover letter

Want to know how to write the perfect CV or cover letter for your next job application? We’ve got all the advice you need.

Careers advice | 3 min read
Writing a sales CV - advice from a recruitment expert

Hone your CV with these insights from a top recruiter.

Careers advice | 4 min read
Cover letter best practices: the mistakes you need to avoid

These cover letter tips will help you avoid the simple mistakes that so many job applicants make, and get out in front.

Careers advice | 1 min read
How long can my CV be?

Here are some rules your CV needs to play by.

Your Job Profile

Get your Trade Me Job Profile up to date so recruiters and employers can approach you with exciting opportunities.

Careers advice | 1 min read
How to create a Trade Me Jobs Profile

A Trade Me Jobs Profile lets employers come to you, and means you can download a professional looking CV in seconds.

Careers advice | 3 min read
The importance of your online presence when job hunting

Your online presence could be a great asset or a big problem in your next job hunt. Here's how to get it right.

Careers advice | 2 min read
Profile success story: Vanessa Garcia

Vanessa landed her developer role through her Trade Me Jobs Profile.

Preparing for interviews

Sweet – you’ve made it to interview! Now it’s time to get ready so you can put your best foot forward.

Careers advice | 2 min read
Making the right impression: how to dress for an interview

It’s something everyone worries about – what should I wear to a job interview? Here are some answers.

Careers advice | 3 min read
Second job interview: what to expect

'You’re kidding? Another interview?' Don’t worry, we’ll get you set up to enter this second stage with confidence.

Careers advice | 4 min read
Advice for career change job interviews

With the right prep, there’s no need to fear career change interviews.

Managing your career

From job progression to work-life balance, we’ll help you build a career you’re proud of.

Careers advice | 5 min read
What does it take to be a CEO? Insights from Trade Me's Anders Skoe

Practical tips and personal experiences from the head of Trade Me.

Careers advice | 3 min read
Advancing your sales career path: 5 actionable steps

How to reach that next level.

Careers advice | 2 min read
Key soft skills for accountants

What makes a well rounded accountant?

Covid-19 and your career

Advice and insights for job hunting and boosting your career during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Careers advice | 1 min read
How to write a transferable skills CV

A solid transferable skills-based CV can make it easier to switch careers.

Careers advice | 3 min read
What does it mean to be a contractor?

Never worked as a contractor before? Here’s what you need to know.

Careers advice | 3 min read
How do you cope with layoff survivor syndrome?

Finding it hard to cope with a restructure, even though your job survived? You’re not alone.